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Lokal Hotel Opens Cape May, NJ Micro Beach Resort – 08.05.19

Lokal Hotel launches its fourth location and first beach mini-resort in Cape May, NJ. The hotel team known for its invisible service hotels in Philadelphia and A-Frame rental in South Jersey launch their largest location to date and first location “down the shore” in the owner’s favorite shore town – Cape May. Lokal’s Cape May location features eight apartment style suites that can sleep a total of 28 adults, a private salt water pool, a courtyard with tables, fire pits and a lawn game area. All this and many more modern amenities not found in traditional hotels steps from Cape May’s main beach near Convention Hall.

Lokal Launches Its Third Location in Fishtown – 01.16.19

Lokal Hotel announces its third location – a boutique hotel scheduled to open its doors January 21st, 2019. The hotel team known for its 3rd Street, Old City location, have earned accolades for their well designed rooms and invisible service technology. The property is located on north Front Street, in the heart of the Philly’s hippest neighborhood – Fishtown. Unlike the first location located in a historic building, this property is a brand new six unit building, with apartment style hotel suites. The hotel features four studio apartment hotel units and two 1,000 SF two bedroom, two bath units with a shared rear courtyard space.

Lokal Cape May Announced – An Eclectic Boutique Hotel – 06.20.18

Lokal Hotel announces its fourth location – a boutique hotel and micro resort scheduled to open in early 2019. The property is located steps from the beach at 5 Stockton Pl, right across from the Cape May Convention Center on Beach Ave. The existing building is being rehabbed into eight apartment style hotel suites with ROHE Creative at the design helm. The grounds contain over 10,000 SF of programmed space that will include a salt water pool, bocce court, grilling stations and ample courtyard space to support events and weddings for up to 120 people.

Lokal Hotel Opens 2nd Location – An A-Frame Vacation Cabin Getaway in South Jersey – 12.21.17

Lokal Hotel opens its second location – a boutique vacation cabin rental in South Jersey, which offers a serene getaway within an hour of Philadelphia. The property is a rehabbed and modernized A-Frame cabin on 2.5 acres of wooded land that fronts the Maurice River in Dorchester, NJ. The property is Lokal’s first foray into the vacation home rental market. It brings all of the same high design, boutique hotel amenities and service that exists in their flagship hotel in Old City to a home 50 minutes away.

High Design Hotel in Old City Releases Gorgeous Photos – 05.11.17

The Lokal Hotel, Philadelphia’s newest boutique hotel, is excited to reveal additional pictures of the Jersey Ice Cream Co.-designed suites. Fe Heidi’s Bridge, the nationally acclaimed photographers who shot the first two suites (Billy and Betsy), returned to shoot the four remaining suites: Will, Tina, Louisa and Ben.Jersey Ice Cream Co. (JICC), the design duo from Brooklyn, designed the four remaining suites to reflect the aesthetic of the first two suites, Billy and Betsy. While continuing to design a “textured, calm, and organic space”, JICC gave each room individual character with a mix of vintage and new furniture pieces.

Invisible Service, Boutique Hotel Now Taking Reservations – 03.09.17

Lokal, Philadelphia’s newest boutique hotel is now taking reservations for April 3rd, 2017 and beyond. Featuring six apartment style suites, Lokal will offer visitors the chance to experience the local Philadelphia lifestyle in a beautifully designed space that feels like home. Lokal, located in Old City, is making waves with its innovative invisible service, which will anticipate the needs of traveler and offer a highly curated and authentic Philly experience. With a focus on both high-end design and top of the line service, Lokal seeks to provide an alternative option to the discerning traveler.

New Hotel to Open in Old City – 01.25.17

Lokal, a 6-unit boutique hotel with a focus on invisible service, is coming to Old City. Featuring six, apartment-style suites, Lokal will offer guests an authentic Philadelphia experience and an escape that feels like home. The hotel will have no front desk. Instead, the team behind the project will anticipate needs and create a high level of behind-the-scenes service. In doing away with many of the trappings of a traditional hotel, Lokal seeks to provide a unique connection with the city without sacrificing the comfort and care travelers expect.


Chad Ludeman

Co-Founder - Creator
Chad is the co-founder of Stay Lokal as well as Postgreen Homes. He creates the vision and then develops it with a local team. Chad also handles all of the marketing, PR and Social Media.

Courtney Ludeman

Co-Founder - Operator
Courtney is a co-founder and head of operations for Lokal Hotel. She will book your reservations, give you personal advice and make sure your room is stocked with everything you need.

Barbie Welsh

Assistant Manager
Barbie is on the front lines making sure that guests are happy and that things are running smoothly. When she’s not living the suite life at Lokal, she’s acting on the stages of Philadelphia.


Invisible Service

We may not be on site, but we’re here for you. Curation and technology replace the front desk. From electronic access to iPads loaded with “room service apps” to web based music and TV, we’re going beyond the average hotel without needing to be in your space.

Curated Guide Book

We’ve put a physical and electronic list of uber-curated recommendations for you to eat, drink, shop and experience culture and adventure like a local Philadelphian. These are recommendations from true locals and not sponsored.

Lokal Makers

Supporting the Local Economy is at the heart of our priorities for all of our properties. That's why we use #LokalMakers that live and work near our projects to furnish as much of our rooms as possible. We've worked with over 50 local markers, craftspeople and artists and counting...

Lokal Location

We locate our hotels in the heart of residential neighborhoods where larger hotels can not and are not allowed to fit. That makes you feel more like a lokal than a tourist during your stay.


Why did you choose a cabin in the middle of NJ for your 2nd location?
The Lokal A-Frame in South Jersey was chosen as an escape from urban life where our guests can disconnect with technology and connect with nature and friends. It’s also our first attempt to bring all of the design and details to a vacation home near Philly that we always miss and long for when renting the typical vacation home that’s out there.
What are you working on next?
We just launched our 2nd location in Philadelphia, in the Fishtown neighborhood where we’ve lived for over a decade. We love this neighborhood and there are almost no hotel rooms available, so we’re excited to bring this to our guests. The next up is Lokal Cape May which will be a mini beach resort built to our standards and include 8 apartment hotel units, a pool and lots more… Coming in Summer of 2019.
What was the inspiration behind Lokal?
The inspiration for the Lokal concept came from how we like to travel. We want to stay in design-driven boutique hotels in the heart of residential neighborhoods and feel like we are staying like a local, rather than a tourist.
Why Invisible Service?
The concept of “Invisible Service” came not only from a necessity to make a tiny hotel function, but to enable guests to visit with just the right amount of interaction from us. Everything you will need is loaded into your rooms just like at home and we are a call or text away if you need additional service.
Why choose Old City for Lokal’s first location?
The Historic District of Old City is the perfect spot for our first location. It’s in the heart of the boutique shopping, gallery and cafe section of Old City where no other hotel can fit. You are literally living where the locals live during your stay with us.

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